Prof. Dr. Richard P. Lifton
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Personal Data

Nationality
USA

Year of Birth
1953

Studies

  • BA, Biology, Dartmouth College, USA 1975

  • MD, Stanford University, USA 1982

  • PhD, Biochemistry, Stanford University, USA 1986

Professional Career

1986-1987
Chief Medical Resident, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

1986-1990
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

1991-1993
Assistant Professor Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

1994-2016
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maryland, USA

1993-1994
Assistant Professor, Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

1994-1997
Associate Professor, Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

1997-2016
Professor, Internal Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

1998-2016
Director, Yale Center for Human Genetics & Genomics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

1998-2016
Chairman, Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

2002-2016
Sterling Professor of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

2009-2016
Executive Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

2016-present
Adjunct Professor of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

2016-present
President of The Rockefeller University, New York City, New York, USA

Other Activities / Memberships

1996-2002
Chair, Scientific Supervisory Board, Curagen Corporation, USA

2000-2002
Scientific Advisory Board, Merck & Co., USA

2002-2014
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Merck & Co., USA

2004-2014
Advisor to President, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., USA

2004-present
Lasker Awards Jury, New York, USA

2012-2015
Member of the Governing Council, The National Academy of Sciences, USA

2007-2010, 2014-present
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, The Simons Foundation Autism Research, USA

2014-present
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Jury, New York, USA

2016-present
The Rockefeller University, Board of Trustees, New York City, New York, USA

2016-present
Rockefeller Archive Center, Board of Directors, New York City, New York, USA

2016-present
New York Genome Center, Board of Directors, New York City, New York, USA

2016-present
Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub, Scientific Advisory Board

2016-present
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Board of Scientific Consultants

2019-2020
Co-Chair, The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing, USA and UK

2019-present
Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, Scientific Advisory Board

Awards / Honors

1999
Novartis Award for Hypertension Research

2000
Pasarow Foundation, Medical Research Award

2001
Elected to National Academy of Sciences

2002
The Basic Research Prize, American Heart Association

2002
Elected to Institute of Medicine

2002
Richard Bright Award

2003
Roy O. Greep Award, The Endocrine Society

2006
Robert Tigerstedt Award, International Society of Hypertension

2007 '
Alfred Newton Richards Award, International Society of Nephrology

2008
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

2012
Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2014
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

2015
Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences, Stanford

2016
New York Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Biomedical Science

2018
Doctor of Medical Sciences (Honorary), Yale University

2023

George M. Kober Medal, Association of American Physicians

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